LOS ANGELES — AOL’s Park Bench With Steve Buscemi won an Emmy for Best Short-form Variety Series on Sunday, beating titles from fellow digital players Funny Or Die, Maker Studios and Defy Media’s ScreenJunkies.

Winner of Short Form Variety Series at #EmmysArts is Park Bench With Steve Buscemi, @aoloriginals/@aol

— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 12, 2016

AOL, which Verizon acquired for $4.4 billion, has bolstered its efforts in creating video content for each of its individual brands geared towards various audiences. It acquired a minority stake in AwesomenessTV and sealed a joint venture with Hearst in purchasing Complex Media. It also broke into virtual reality with the acquisition of RYOT. Read more…

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AOL’s ‘Park Bench With Steve Buscemi’ picks up Emmy